Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

Environmental Protection Specialists in the United States take home an average $61K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Protection Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Environmental Protection Specialists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 60 percent of professionals. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,170 - $113,564

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$42,387 - $115,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Environmental Protection Specialists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Environmental Protection Specialists in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $52K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $61K. On average, Environmental Protection Specialists make $74K following one to two decades on the job. Environmental Protection Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $98K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 18%
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